Sibetan Village from Subagan, the village in the solidified lava flow outside Amlapura slowly putting itself back together, a road heads west along the foothills of Gunung Agung. It meets the Klungkung Besakih road at Rendang, and thus makes possible a round trip in Karangasem
The island route provides a chance to explore seldom-visited villages of the beautiful east. Women carrying loads of sweet potatoes, spices and bound piglets, men leading cows for sale, make their way to the village markets which teem with activity until around moon. Large markets come round every three days, that at Bebandem being especially interesting. A few kilometers farther west is Sibetan, rich in rice and fruit, famous for sank, a brown fruit with the texture of an apple and clothed in a skin resembling that of cobra. Plantations of the low thorny sank palms cover the range between Sibetan and Selat. From Selat a back-road leads through lseh and Sideman to just east of Klungkung.
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